Prasa em­ploy­ees had a con­flict of in­ter­est

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TRANS­PORT Min­is­ter Joe Maswan­ganyi has re­vealed that four Pas­sen­ger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) em­ploy­ees have been iden­ti­fied as award­ing con­tracts worth more than R100 mil­lion to com­pa­nies whose directors they had con­nec­tions with. In a re­ply to a par­lia­men­tary ques­tion pub­lished yes­ter­day, Maswan­ganyi said the em­ploy­ees, Mon­wabisi Kondlo, a se­nior en­gi­neer at Prasa Tech; Maishe Bopape, a se­nior man­ager in the sup­ply chain man­age­ment at Prasa Rail; Nongabisaya Mareko, an ex­ec­u­tive man­ager; and Carol Tsha­bal­ala, a se­nior man­ager, were di­rectly in­volved in the pro­cure­ment of ser­vices while they had a con­flict of in­ter­est. “Prasa has dis­cov­ered that cer­tain em­ploy­ees were con­flicted with re­gard to cer­tain con­tracts,” the min­is­ter said. In Kondlo’s case, Bata­lala Con­struc­tion was awarded a R8.6 mil­lion con­tract in the 2014/15 fi­nan­cial year to “con­struct new drainage at the Pre­to­ria and Bar­rack sta­tions”. Kondlo and the directors or Bata­lala are part­ners in another firm, Ten­e­mane En­gi­neers, as directors.

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